Homework: The never ending task of students. Are they really learning anything?
VanWulfen, Rachel L.
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The scope of this investigation takes place in a high school where a similar trend is occurring. The narrow focus of this investigation will allow this researcher to show that the homework assigned in a typical math classroom is not always helping the students learn. Furthermore, what can be said is that if the students who do their homework have higher grades overall, then the homework is benefiting them. Kohn points out that "no study has ever confirmed the widely accepted assumption that homework yields nonacademic benefits - self-discipline, independence, perseverance, or better time management skills - for students of any age" (Kohn, 1999). So, if we are keeping homework around merely for instilling these skills into the lives of students, the students truly are gaining nothing from homework.